With the completion of this canvas, I have 2 of the 5 I have to complete to satisfy my part of the Individual Artist Grant I received from a local art group - Lower Adirondack Regional Arts Council (L.R.A.C.) They awarded this grant with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts Decentralization Program with supplemental funds from Rivendell Foundation, administered locally by LARAC. I have worked longer on this painting than any painting I have done to date. I was allowed to go through this paper making plant because of the kind nature of the president and CEO of Finch Paper - Joseph Raccuia. I explained what I was planning and he arranged an escort to take me through the mill while paper was being made. I saw men at various stages of the process - (I saw one woman forklift driver - so it is not all men). I was taken aback when I saw how few real people were required to actually make paper. The huge machines were mesmerizing - the noise, the heat, the movement. This image shows the removal of the finished paper roll from the end of the machine. This one man with the aid of a crane will take this roll to be dealt with - that is sizing it and shipping to a customer.
Medium: Acrylic paint on canvas Framed with a 3/4 inch floater - black Size: 30 inches x 32 inches Price: $3,000.00 (This price does not include applicable sales tax or shipping)